This week the children were really engaged in their learning and the progress they have made since September was very evident. A small group of children also joined in with the KS1 children in the writing assembly and were very pleased when one of our friends won a writing award for his progress!
We began our Pumpkin technology week by listening to the story Pumpkin Soup. Over the week the children worked with the adults to cook their own pumpkin soup which we then ate as afternoon snack! The children cut all the vegetables by themselves, identified when the soup was boiling and even helped to blend it with a hand blender. We all had great fun!
Towards the end of the week the children received a very special, although tiny, letter from the Fairies. They asked the children to create homes for them to live in. Using the tools the children created a pumpkin village fit for any Fairy! They hollowed out the pumpkins and used pens to mark where they wanted doors and windows. With the adults support they cut out the doors and windows. They worked as a team to place the houses in a village under the big tree. The next morning the children received a thank you letter from the fairies and pictures of them using the houses!
Week beginning 31st October
This week leads up to 'Bonfire Night' the children will be learning the story behind this celebration whilst also looking at fire safety. We will be creating our own version of fireworks and developing our number work with rockets and starting to create and write sentences using our high frequency words.
In Phonics this week we will be focusing on the following phonemes:-
- c, k, ck
We will be reading with your children on the following days -
Red Group - Monday
Yellow Group - Tuesday
Green Group - Wednesday
Blue Group - Thursday
Please speak to Miss Page or Miss Sanders to find out which group your child is in.
In Maths this week the children will be focusing on counting a group of irregular objects and sharing them equally into group. You could help at home by letting your children help to serve dinner onto plates and sharing the food equally. Again as you walk along the street or up stairs you could practise counting to 20 or beyond ensuring they are pronouncing the numbers accurately e.g - nineteen rather than ninety.
Each week we ask for £1 to contribute to the cost of buying an afternoon snack for your children. Please bring this in at the beginning of each week.
Please remember all children should be bringing a named water bottle into school every day.
Please have a lovely half term and we will see you all on Monday 31st October.
Miss Page, Miss Sanders, Mr Town, Ms Brinklow, Ms Borer and Mrs Hill.